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August 31, 2012

Happy Labor Day Weekend

Top, Alexander Wang (here)・Scarf, (here)・Jeans, American Rag (here, similar but cheaper/on sale  here)・Boots, Lucky Brand (here)・Sunglasses, Ray Ban (here)・Duffle Bag, (here)

Happy Friday! I can't tell you how excited I am that it's Friday and a three-day weekend! As soon as I finish my last OR case of the day (which will hopefully be early since I'm on anesthesiology), we're heading off to New Hampshire where we'll be staying at a farmhouse in the White Mountains. Can't wait! So today I'm linking up with the lovely {av} from Long Distance Loving for Friday's Fancies, sharing a look I'd wear for the weekend! I hope you all have amazing weekends, and as always thanks for reading! 

August 28, 2012

Peplum and Polka Dots

A fun look I wore for a weeknight out (a bit more casual than the simple outfit I wore this weekend). Sorry my recent posts have been shorter, but my time off from my surgery rotation is spent studying (or trying to) and catching up on sleep - 14 hours days catch up to you! Thankfully I'm doing a week of anesthesia right now which has much nicer hours! PS get your work looks ready because next Wednesday will be September's edition of Work It Wednesday
Top, F21(here, similar here)
Jeans, Vigoss (similar here)
Pumps, Zara (similar here)
Bag, Dooney and Bourke (thrifted!) 
Watch, JCPenney (similar here)

August 26, 2012

Fall Craving

I think I'm officially done with my fall shopping now (especially after all of this). This was my last purchase and I cannot WAIT to wear them! {from DSW here, similar here and here}

August 25, 2012

Black and Tan

Top, Marshalls (similar here)
Shorts, F21 (here)
Pumps, Guess (similar here)
Clutch, DSW (similar here)

Call me crazy but after being on my feet in the hospital from 5am to 7pm I still couldn't wait to throw on some heels and celebrate one of my best friend's birthdays. Here's what I wore for a fun night out catching up with friends. Now to get some studying in and then nap... tonight I work 6pm to 6am! Wish me luck! As always thanks for reading ❤

P.S. Thank you so much to all of you who have sent me health or beauty questions, I'm reading each and every one of them and hope to get to answering them tomorrow! Stay tuned this upcoming week for this first post in this new feature!

August 21, 2012

Jean Jacket

Top, F21
Shorts, old Gap jeans
Jacket, JCPenney

August 20, 2012

Cape Cod Escape

The place: Cape Cod. 
The company: the Mr. 
The drinks: coffee or alcohol. 
The food: delicious. 
The happiness: immeasurable. 
Hope you all had lovely weekends and are ready for amazing (or at least not horrible) Mondays!

August 16, 2012

Stripes and Heels

Happy Friday! Never planned on taking pics of this look for the blog so I apologize for the blurriness but it ended up being a fun look! Just a simple tank (also worn here) casually dressed up for a night of drinks by the water. I hope you all have a amazing weekends! Share your plans with us! 
Top, F21 (here)
Jeans, Asos (here and on sale!)
Pumps, Guess
Bag, thrifted

Recent Purchases

Click each number for the item! {1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6}
I've been bad the last couple of weeks - here are a few of my recent {guilty} purchases. I've been craving this leather jacket from Asos for more than a year now and finally sucked it up and made the purchase! And can you believe I haven't invested in a pair of leopard flats before this? Believe me ladies, this "trend" is here to say and when I saw this sleek pointy-toed pair I finally made the leap. I'm still looking for a good pair of tall boots for fall, and then back to just thrifting for my "new" clothes. What wardrobe pieces have you purchased recently? 

August 14, 2012

Summer Weekend Wear

Top, F21 (here)
Jeans, old Express jeans I cut

Nothing says summer weekends like comfy cutoff shorts, a light striped tank top and hair pulled back with a bandana. And hanging from trees ;)

August 13, 2012


Some photos from a lovely weekend spent leisurely roaming the backroads of Western Mass and heading up the hills. 

I hope you all had wonderful weekends and are ready for another week!

August 10, 2012

Chevron Nail Tutorial

Hope you guys enjoyed the little picture tutorial! I'd love to know how yours come out! Remember to make sure your nails are completely dry before each step! Happy Friday!

August 9, 2012

Fall Cravings: Suede Ankle Boots

Clockwise from top left {Report, KORS Michael Kors, DV by Dolce Vita, Asos}

Let's just say my first purchase for this fall will be a pair of suede ankle boots. Ok, ok, I'll admit it: I already bought the pair in the top left. In the picture on the top righ Samantha (from the blog could i have that) looks perfect - total inspiration for one way to wear these booties! My absolute favorite are the $350 Michael Kors pair, but the second best and winner as far as price are definitely the Report boots, a steal at $50! Will you be wearing these booties this fall? You already know I will!

August 8, 2012

Work It Wednesday No.19

Top, thrifted (Bitten by Sarah Jessica Parker)
Skirt, Forever 21(get it here)
Pumps, Zara
Bag, thrifted 

Happy Wednesday! Time for this month's Work It Wednesday! Let's see what you ladies wear for work! Welcome to those of you just joining this link up - it's a monthly chance for us to share business-casual to professional looks appropriate for our jobs - we love seeing all of the inspiration! 

I also like to feature a special reader as my pick for "Who Worked It Best," and my pick from July's link up was Dayi from Dayi's Sense of Style!
Um, how can you not love this look!?! Perfection Dayi! My favorite piece might be the gorgeous pink pants which are Izod brand (and a steal for $14.99, you know I love a deal!), but the striped shirt is fighting for my heart too! Yesterday I even shared a much more casual look with a striped tank similar to Dayi's! Great look, Dayi, amazing work-wear inspiration for us all!

Link up your work look with us below making sure to include a link back here for the chance to be featured next month! If you have any difficulty linking up just let me know through my contact form and I'll try and link it up for you myself! Just send me your link!

PS- I am loving the questions you all are sending me regarding health and beauty! Keep them coming and I'll start posting answers soon! As always thank you so much for reading!

August 7, 2012

Casual Stripes and Boyfriend Jeans

Tank, thrifted
Boyfriend Jeans, Guess
Flip flops, Faces
Bag, boutique in Newport, RI

A simple outfit for a simple trip to the Berkshires. What a lovely time it was. Promise I didn't trespass for too long.

Hope you all are excited for Work It Wednesday this week! Link up your work looks with us starting tomorrow for a chance to be featured in next month's link-up!

August 4, 2012

Sweet Little Summer Giveaway Winner!

Congrats to Suburban Sweetheart, you're the winner of the macaron trinket box giveaway! Kate just send me your contact information via my contact form and I'll get it sent out to you asap! Thanks so much to all of you who entered, I wish I could send a thank you gift to every one of my readers! Enjoy your weekends lovelies!

August 3, 2012

Study Outfit: Striped Cardigan and Skinny Jeans

Cardigan and Flats, Target
Tank and Jeans, Forever 21
Love necklace, Charlotte Russe
Bag, boutique in Newport, RI

A simple outfit for a summer afternoon at an air-conditioned cafe - a flowy tank for the sweltering heat outside and a cozy cardi for the chilly temps in air-conditioned spaces! These $10 flats from Target are one of my go to's and my stretchy skinnies from Forever 21 go with pretty much anything!

Remember to enter my macaron trinket box giveaway if you haven't already! These adorable little boxes are sold out everywhere! Leave a comment on that post if you're following for a chance to win! I announce the winner tonight!

August 2, 2012

Soft Summer Hair and Skin

The two products I can't live without for summer: Coconut Oil and Suave Tropical Coconut Conditioner. Read below for how I use these!

Deep conditioner: Apply coconut oil to dry hair and leave on for at least 2 hours (I usually leave on overnight with a shower cap on). Shampoo and condition hair as normal the next morning. My favorite deep conditioner!

Body scrub: In a small bowl mix 1 part coconut oil with 1 part plain sugar. Apply to dry skin in circles as you would a body scrub. Wash up in the shower with soap as usual (but be careful, the floor may get slippery)!

Shaving lotion: Apply tropical coconut conditioner to legs in shower as shaving lotion - you're guaranteed a close and smooth shave (these Schick razors are my absolute favorite).

Moisturizer: Apply a small amount (and I mean a small amount) of coconut oil to body. This oil absorbs pretty quickly so you won't feel greasy, just amazingly soft!

Daily hair rinse: For those of you with drier hair (like me), the tropical coconut hair conditioner can be used daily in the shower as a hair rinse. No need for shampoo, just rub into scalp and hair in the shower and rinse! Especially if you're wearing your hair naturally curly this is one of my favorites.

So there you have it ladies, a few uses for two amazing (and ridiculously cheap) products. What are your favorite products for summer?

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